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Wisconsin Film Fest begins in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Some 192 films are being showed over five days at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison.

There are films from around the world, movies made in Wisconsin and documentaries, including "Svetlana About Svetlana." It's the story of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter who lived in small towns in Wisconsin.

The documentary is based an interview in the summer of 2007, when a determined film maker tracked her down at a retirement home in an undisclosed Wisconsin town.

The festival starts Wednesday and the documentary will be shown Sunday.

Also there is a film directed by Green Bay-native Fritz Manger. "Re-cut" stars Meredith Phillips, from ABC's "The Bachelorette" and Jeff Kober, who had a small part in "LOST." It will have its world premiere Saturday.

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